The kids arrived about 9:30, and we began the day. They quickly ran to the different stations, digging potatoes and eating the fried potatoes, doing laundry, making rope, watching the broom maker, seeing the blacksmith in action, watching the threshing, playing old fashioned games, separating cream.... well, you get the idea. There was plenty for them to do and see.
Following a picnic lunch (topped off with homemade ice cream because everyone loves ice cream, right?), the activities resumed.
We managed to get most of the day in before the weather decided not to cooperate, and the downpour began about 2:15. The buses quickly got loaded, and some disappointed kids went back to school.
All in all, though, it was a fun day for everyone.
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More pictures will be coming. Stay tuned!!
We thought we'd share some of the letters we received from the kids.